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Equine Assisted Therapy

HORSE TRAINER PROVIDES THERAPEUTIC RIDING PROGRAMS

DISCOVER THE HEALING  POWER OF HORSEBACK RIDING AT BLACK OWNED ATLANTA RANCH

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About SOOFA Ranch

With over 40 years of experience with horses, Daryl L. Fletcher brings a unique flare to Equine Assisted Services.  Daryl spent his summers on his grand parent's farm learning agriculture, ranching and valuable life lessons.  He experienced how nature and horses can change the life of a young man by helping build connection, confidence and character.  As a former Youth Pastor, Daryl dreamed of the opportunity to connect his love of horses with his love for people.  From his time as a child, he knew the great impact a horse could have on a child’s life; he desired to create a space for young adolescent to learn how to handle anxiety, fear and anger issues.  

Daryl is a member of PATH Int'l.  PATH International is the organization that promotes equine-assisted activities. PATH offers certifications for instructors and accredits centers in order to uphold high standards of safety and excellence in the industry. At SOOFA Ranch we use horses to change the lives of people.  Our programs includes helping children and adults overcome anxieties, build confidence and helping individuals become better communicators. We truly believe that connection with horses leads to better connection with people. Our programs include riding lessons, Trail rides and Equine assisted coaching.

 

On average we serve 40 people per week with our Equine programs.  Therapeutic riding is an equine-assisted activity for the purpose of contributing positively to the cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being of individuals with special needs. It provides benefits in the areas of health, education, sport and recreation & leisure. See Pathintl.org for more information.

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Atlanta equine therapy for mental health
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Meet the Horses

The horses of SOOFA have been hand-picked for their exceptional qualities, including their gentle nature, kindness, and special skills. Visitors at SOOFA Ranch might benefit from the healing abilities of the horses because each one has its own unique capability.

Grace

A golden brown mare.  Percheron & Belgian cross. Used for Trail Rides, Lessons and Therapy

Peace

Ash Grey Mare. Tennessee Walker. Used for Trail Rides and Therapy 

Patience

Black Tennessee Walker. Gelding, Used for Trail Rides and Therapy. 

Mr. Truth

Dark Bay Warmblood, Gelding, Used for Lessons, Trail Rides, Therapy

Gentle

Bay Tennessee Walker. Mare, Used for Kiddie Parties, Trail Rides, and Therapy 

Faithful

Bay Quarter Horse, Gelding, Used for Trail Rides and Lessons.

Joy

OTTB - Off The Track Thoroughbred, Bay, Mare, Used for Lessons, Trail Rides. 

Hope

OTTB - Off The Track Thoroughbred, Bay, Mare, Used for Lessons, Trail Rides. 

STRATEGIC PARTNERS 

Atlanta children's therapeutic riding
Atlanta children's therapeutic riding
Atlanta children's therapeutic riding
Strategic Partner  Care
Atlanta equestrian clubs and communities

With the help of our skilled horses, sympathetic personnel, and carefully crafted programs, we hope to improve our customers' physical, emotional, and mental growth. To that end, we're working hard to make our neighborhood a place where everyone feels at home, where they can explore the outdoors, where they can make genuine connections with others, and where they can realize their dreams. Our mission here at SOOFA Ranch is to use the therapeutic potential of horses to help people find peace, happiness, and self-improvement.

Our Vision 

SOOFA Ranch is in the midst of a Fund raising campaign for its Ride Strong Multi-Use Center for the community.   The fund raiser for SOOFA Ranch's Ride Strong Multi-Use Facility  is poised to benefit a diverse and critical segment of our community.

Our expanded facility is projected to:

* Serve an additional 1,000 youth and families annually.

* Introduce 500 new participants to equestrian sports and equine therapy.

* Double the capacity of our mental health programs.

* Offer specialized training for 100+ professionals in the field of equine-assisted therapy.

OTTB - Off The Track Thoroughbred, Bay, Gelding, Used for Lessons, Trail Rides. 

Purpose

Black Mare, Percheron Thoroughbred Cross.  Used for Trail Rides and Lessons

Lady Fearless

Golden Brown, Gelding, Belgian, Used for Trail Rides

Mercy

OTTB - Off The Track Thoroughbred, Bay, Gelding, Used for Lessons, Trail Rides. 

Justice

OTTB - Off The Track Thoroughbred, Bay, Gelding, Used for Lessons, Trail Rides. 

Freedom

White Appaloosa Quarter Horse Cross, Mare, Used For Kiddie Parties, Trail Rides.

Dream

OTTB - Off The Track Thoroughbred, Black, Gelding, Used for Lessons, Trail Rides. 

Greatness

OTTB - Off The Track Thoroughbred, Bay, Mare, Used for Lessons, Trail Rides. 

Lady Wisdom

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